Daft Punk‘s eagerly awaited new album now has a title and release date. The follow-up to 2005’s Human After All is a 13-track affair now known as Random Access Memories — allow us to be the first to refer to the album as RAM — is available for pre-order on iTunes. News of the album’s release comes after news spread earlier in the week that the French duo comprised of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter’s label had registered 13 songs with music licensor PPL. Previously the duo teased fans with a 15-second commercial during an episode of Saturday Night Live and placing posters up in New York, Miami and other cities.
Today Daft Punk reminded us that a picture is still worth a thousand words by updating their website to include one of their trademark robot helmets with Columbia Records’ logo, thus confirming their signing to the label which was leaked in January. The duo — Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter — posted no other additional information about their much-anticpated next album rumored to be due in the Spring. What we do know is that famed Chic producer Nile Rodgers has worked on the as-yet unnamed full-length along with Giorgio Moroder, singer-songwriter Paul Williams, bassist Nathan East and Feist collaborator Chilly Gonzales.
As rumors spread last week that Daft Punk were playing Cochella 2013 (they aren’t), the duo — Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter — must’ve been laughing their collective asses of as today it was revealed that the French duo have inked a worldwide deal with Sony. The signing comes after the company added Depeche Mode to its roster and finalized a deal earlier this week with Ultra Records. No word yet on when their fourth album will be released (rumor mill says it will be released in the spring), but what we do know is that famed Chic producer Nile Rodgers has worked on the as-yet unnamed full-length along with Giorgio Moroder, singer-songwriter Paul Williams, bassist Nathan East and Feist collaborator Chilly Gonzales. Daft Punk’s most recent album, recent full-length, Disney’s Tron: Legacy, was released in 2010. Last October they created a mix for Saint Laurent’s fashion show.